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  • wuhu_software
    Joe, Nice job on the bucket. I did have one question, at the end of the funnel, is the water stream isolated so it does not spray water on to the circuit
    Message 1 of 15 , May 1, 2008
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      Joe,

      Nice job on the bucket.

      I did have one question, at the end of the funnel, is the water
      stream isolated so it does not spray water on to the circuit board?

      Thanks for sharing.



      --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com, "jdonovanwv5"
      <jdonovanwv5@...> wrote:
      >
      > here's one for those of you that love the dependable 23xx wireless
      > station EXCEPT for the tipping bucket with the tiny enclosure that
      > screams "home model"
      >
      > The mechanism on the 23xx bucket is basically sound. My gripe with
      > it is that the area is ledd than half that of a standard bucket, it
      > has a rather shallow 12 mm top lip, and the rectangular horizontal
      > section means that "crosswind" rain to the bucket long dimension
      may
      > easily be undercaught. Plus, I've had wind in dry weather blow
      into
      > the bottom drains of the bucket and cause tips.
      >
      > My makeover is documented in the MAXWELL HOUSE RAIN GAUGE photo
      > folder. It consists of an original 2315 tipping bucket base with
      > cover removed and placed inside a standard 6" coffee can equipped
      > with a funnel. here is the list of parts
      >
      > 1 2315 tipping bucket base
      > 1 standard 6" coffee can with a 10 mm "lip" on top (with the plug-
      > type cover) (I used maxwell house but any brand would do)
      > 1 7" x 7" 0.25" cast aluminum plate, milled corners
      > 1 6" diameter stainless steel funnel with sieve at outlet
      > oil-base primer and rustproof spray paint
      >
      >
      > The funnel is commonly available in US -- I got mine at
      kegworks.com,
      > a brewing supply site, but it can also be found on Amazon. It had
      a
      > handle which must be snipped off -- use tin snips. The funnel has
      a
      > rolled outer lip about 3 mm in size that is close to horizontal.
      > This is fit to the coffee can and silicon-sealed to the flat lip of
      > the top of the coffee can. This lip (the can) must be trimmed by
      > about 50% to get a solid press-fit with the funnel. Easy to do
      with
      > standard tin snips, the metal is quite soft.
      >
      > The throat of the funnel must be cut back (hacksaw) to within 1/2"
      of
      > the base of the funnel. The stainless is quite ridgid but can be
      cut
      > with care. Also, be be on the safe side, I reduced the diameter of
      > the throat to 5/16" using tygon tubing pieces nested and siliconed
      > <inside> the funnel throat. The base of the throat is about 5/16"
      > above the crest of the teeter on the tipping bucket. Oh, and the
      > clips holding the sieve in the base also had to be cut back so as
      not
      > to get tangled in the teeter.
      >
      > The can has a pair of 3/4" angle brackets bolted to it, and I use
      > galvanized deck screws to fix the angle brackets <through> holes in
      > the aluminum base to the corner of a deck. The tipping bucket is
      > fixed to the based with four medium-thread self-tapping bolts,
      flush
      > to the bottom
      >
      > The only cludge is that, to fit, about 1/2" had to be cut off each
      of
      > the corners of the LaCrosse part. Oh well. One could use anything
      > one wanted to as a base, but I had some pieces of beefy 1/4"
      aluminum
      > in the shop. The base is drilled with an array of 3/8" holes
      beneath
      > the ends of the teeter, as drains.
      >
      > Problems were, surprisingly, cutting the aluminum. Had to go out
      and
      > buy an appropriate bimetal coarse-tooth blade for my recip that
      > wouldn't heat and weld to the aluminum on long cuts. Concerns: I
      > want to make sure the base drains well enough not to cause
      corrosion
      > on the reed switch board.
      >
      > The good news: it works great, using a 0.3890 tweak from Wuhu.
      > Calibrates well and very stable.
      >
      > Cost:
      >
      > paint: $4
      > coffee can : $7 (but we drank the coffee)
      > funnel: $12 with shipping
      >
      > everything else lying around the shop.
      >
      > So.....this rain gauge is now (you knew this was coming.....) GOOD
      TO
      > THE LAST DROP!!!
      >
      > Joe
      >
    • M. A.P
      I have a WS2316 (/w direct serial access) that regularly gets the following error messages. Should I assume that the WS2316 is not responding to WUHU as it is
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        I have a WS2316 (/w direct serial access) that regularly gets the following error messages. Should I assume that the WS2316 is not responding to WUHU as it is trying, at this time to obtain WWVB radio controlled time - It always appears at around the same time but not every day.
         
        I don't see any curruption of the data.
         
         
        Thu May 01 01:06:06 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
        Thu May 01 01:06:15 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
        Thu May 01 01:06:24 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
        Thu May 01 01:06:33 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
        Thu May 01 01:06:41 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
        Thu May 01 01:06:50 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
        Thu May 01 01:06:59 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
        Thu May 01 01:06:59 2008 > Detected consecutive communications failures. Attempting to recover by re-opening the port.
        Thu May 01 01:07:09 2008 > Attempting to re-open port COM2.
        Thu May 01 01:07:09 2008 > Port COM2 re-opened successfully, attempting to resume communications.
        Thu May 01 01:07:13 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
        Thu May 01 01:07:22 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
        Thu May 01 01:07:31 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
        Thu May 01 01:07:40 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
        Thu May 01 01:07:49 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
        Thu May 01 01:07:58 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
        Thu May 01 01:08:07 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
        Thu May 01 01:08:07 2008 > Detected consecutive communications failures. Attempting to recover by re-opening the port.
        Thu May 01 01:08:17 2008 > Attempting to re-open port COM2.
        Thu May 01 01:08:17 2008 > Port COM2 re-opened successfully, attempting to resume communications.
        Thu May 01 01:08:20 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
        Thu May 01 01:08:29 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
        Thu May 01 01:08:38 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
        Thu May 01 01:08:47 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
        Thu May 01 01:08:56 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
        Thu May 01 01:09:05 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
        Thu May 01 01:09:14 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
        Thu May 01 01:09:14 2008 > Detected consecutive communications failures. Attempting to recover by re-opening the port.
        Thu May 01 01:09:24 2008 > Attempting to re-open port COM2.
        Thu May 01 01:09:24 2008 > Port COM2 re-opened successfully, attempting to resume communications.
        Thu May 01 01:09:28 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
        Thu May 01 01:09:37 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
        Thu May 01 01:09:46 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
        Thu May 01 01:09:54 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.





        Back to work after baby– how do you know when you’re ready?
      • Joseph R Vaughn
        I have a WS-2308 and I get the same message but I have just been ignoring it. Joe ... From: wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com
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          I have a WS-2308 and I get the same message but I have just been ignoring it.

           

          Joe

           

          -----Original Message-----
          From: wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com [mailto:wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of M. A.P
          Sent: Thursday, May 01, 2008 8:57 AM
          To: wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com
          Subject: RE: [wuhu_software_group] Corrupt data detected

           


          I have a WS2316 (/w direct serial access) that regularly gets the following error messages. Should I assume that the WS2316 is not responding to WUHU as it is trying, at this time to obtain WWVB radio controlled time - It always appears at around the same time but not every day.
           
          I don't see any curruption of the data.
           
           
          Thu May 01 01:06:06 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
          Thu May 01 01:06:15 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
          Thu May 01 01:06:24 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
          Thu May 01 01:06:33 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
          Thu May 01 01:06:41 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
          Thu May 01 01:06:50 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
          Thu May 01 01:06:59 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
          Thu May 01 01:06:59 2008 > Detected consecutive communications failures. Attempting to recover by re-opening the port.
          Thu May 01 01:07:09 2008 > Attempting to re-open port COM2.
          Thu May 01 01:07:09 2008 > Port COM2 re-opened successfully, attempting to resume communications.
          Thu May 01 01:07:13 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
          Thu May 01 01:07:22 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
          Thu May 01 01:07:31 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
          Thu May 01 01:07:40 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
          Thu May 01 01:07:49 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
          Thu May 01 01:07:58 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
          Thu May 01 01:08:07 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
          Thu May 01 01:08:07 2008 > Detected consecutive communications failures. Attempting to recover by re-opening the port.
          Thu May 01 01:08:17 2008 > Attempting to re-open port COM2.
          Thu May 01 01:08:17 2008 > Port COM2 re-opened successfully, attempting to resume communications.
          Thu May 01 01:08:20 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
          Thu May 01 01:08:29 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
          Thu May 01 01:08:38 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
          Thu May 01 01:08:47 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
          Thu May 01 01:08:56 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
          Thu May 01 01:09:05 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
          Thu May 01 01:09:14 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
          Thu May 01 01:09:14 2008 > Detected consecutive communications failures. Attempting to recover by re-opening the port.
          Thu May 01 01:09:24 2008 > Attempting to re-open port COM2.
          Thu May 01 01:09:24 2008 > Port COM2 re-opened successfully, attempting to resume communications.
          Thu May 01 01:09:28 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
          Thu May 01 01:09:37 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
          Thu May 01 01:09:46 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
          Thu May 01 01:09:54 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.




          Back to work after baby– how do you know when you’re ready?

        • Jaye Ellen
          Hi --- It s been my experience that this sort of thing can happen if the Console Clock and Computer Clock are more than a minute or so different... quirk of
          Message 4 of 15 , May 1, 2008
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            Hi ---
             
            It's been my experience that this sort of thing can happen if the Console Clock and Computer Clock are more than a minute or so different... quirk of the systems?
             
            Jaye Ellen

            On Thu, May 1, 2008 at 11:02 AM, Joseph R Vaughn <jrvaughn@...> wrote:

            I have a WS-2308 and I get the same message but I have just been ignoring it.

             

            Joe

             

            -----Original Message-----
            From: wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com [mailto:wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of M. A.P
            Sent: Thursday, May 01, 2008 8:57 AM
            To: wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com
            Subject: RE: [wuhu_software_group] Corrupt data detected

             


            I have a WS2316 (/w direct serial access) that regularly gets the following error messages. Should I assume that the WS2316 is not responding to WUHU as it is trying, at this time to obtain WWVB radio controlled time - It always appears at around the same time but not every day.
             
            I don't see any curruption of the data.
             
             
            Thu May 01 01:06:06 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
            Thu May 01 01:06:15 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
            Thu May 01 01:06:24 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
            Thu May 01 01:06:33 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
            Thu May 01 01:06:41 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
            Thu May 01 01:06:50 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
            Thu May 01 01:06:59 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
            Thu May 01 01:06:59 2008 > Detected consecutive communications failures. Attempting to recover by re-opening the port.
            Thu May 01 01:07:09 2008 > Attempting to re-open port COM2.
            Thu May 01 01:07:09 2008 > Port COM2 re-opened successfully, attempting to resume communications.
            Thu May 01 01:07:13 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
            Thu May 01 01:07:22 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
            Thu May 01 01:07:31 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
            Thu May 01 01:07:40 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
            Thu May 01 01:07:49 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
            Thu May 01 01:07:58 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
            Thu May 01 01:08:07 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
            Thu May 01 01:08:07 2008 > Detected consecutive communications failures. Attempting to recover by re-opening the port.
            Thu May 01 01:08:17 2008 > Attempting to re-open port COM2.
            Thu May 01 01:08:17 2008 > Port COM2 re-opened successfully, attempting to resume communications.
            Thu May 01 01:08:20 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
            Thu May 01 01:08:29 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
            Thu May 01 01:08:38 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
            Thu May 01 01:08:47 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
            Thu May 01 01:08:56 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
            Thu May 01 01:09:05 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
            Thu May 01 01:09:14 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
            Thu May 01 01:09:14 2008 > Detected consecutive communications failures. Attempting to recover by re-opening the port.
            Thu May 01 01:09:24 2008 > Attempting to re-open port COM2.
            Thu May 01 01:09:24 2008 > Port COM2 re-opened successfully, attempting to resume communications.
            Thu May 01 01:09:28 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
            Thu May 01 01:09:37 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
            Thu May 01 01:09:46 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
            Thu May 01 01:09:54 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.




            Back to work after baby– how do you know when you're ready?




            --
            Jaye Ellen
          • Joseph R Vaughn
            Both have the same time. Joe ... From: wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com [mailto:wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Jaye Ellen Sent: Thursday,
            Message 5 of 15 , May 1, 2008
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              Both have the same time.

               

              Joe

               

              -----Original Message-----
              From: wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com [mailto:wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Jaye Ellen
              Sent: Thursday, May 01, 2008 9:27 AM
              To: wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com
              Subject: Re: [wuhu_software_group] Corrupt data detected

               

              Hi ---

               

              It's been my experience that this sort of thing can happen if the Console Clock and Computer Clock are more than a minute or so different... quirk of the systems?

               

              Jaye Ellen

              On Thu, May 1, 2008 at 11:02 AM, Joseph R Vaughn <jrvaughn@vaughnent. com> wrote:

              I have a WS-2308 and I get the same message but I have just been ignoring it.

               

              Joe

               

              -----Original Message-----
              From: wuhu_software_ group@yahoogroup s.com [mailto:wuhu_software_ group@yahoogroup s.com] On Behalf Of M. A.P
              Sent: Thursday, May 01, 2008 8:57 AM
              To: wuhu_software_ group@yahoogroup s.com
              Subject: RE: [wuhu_software_ group] Corrupt data detected

               


              I have a WS2316 (/w direct serial access) that regularly gets the following error messages. Should I assume that the WS2316 is not responding to WUHU as it is trying, at this time to obtain WWVB radio controlled time - It always appears at around the same time but not every day.
               
              I don't see any curruption of the data.
               
               
              Thu May 01 01:06:06 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
              Thu May 01 01:06:15 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
              Thu May 01 01:06:24 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
              Thu May 01 01:06:33 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
              Thu May 01 01:06:41 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
              Thu May 01 01:06:50 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
              Thu May 01 01:06:59 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
              Thu May 01 01:06:59 2008 > Detected consecutive communications failures. Attempting to recover by re-opening the port.
              Thu May 01 01:07:09 2008 > Attempting to re-open port COM2.
              Thu May 01 01:07:09 2008 > Port COM2 re-opened successfully, attempting to resume communications.
              Thu May 01 01:07:13 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
              Thu May 01 01:07:22 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
              Thu May 01 01:07:31 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
              Thu May 01 01:07:40 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
              Thu May 01 01:07:49 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
              Thu May 01 01:07:58 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
              Thu May 01 01:08:07 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
              Thu May 01 01:08:07 2008 > Detected consecutive communications failures. Attempting to recover by re-opening the port.
              Thu May 01 01:08:17 2008 > Attempting to re-open port COM2.
              Thu May 01 01:08:17 2008 > Port COM2 re-opened successfully, attempting to resume communications.
              Thu May 01 01:08:20 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
              Thu May 01 01:08:29 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
              Thu May 01 01:08:38 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
              Thu May 01 01:08:47 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
              Thu May 01 01:08:56 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
              Thu May 01 01:09:05 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
              Thu May 01 01:09:14 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
              Thu May 01 01:09:14 2008 > Detected consecutive communications failures. Attempting to recover by re-opening the port.
              Thu May 01 01:09:24 2008 > Attempting to re-open port COM2.
              Thu May 01 01:09:24 2008 > Port COM2 re-opened successfully, attempting to resume communications.
              Thu May 01 01:09:28 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
              Thu May 01 01:09:37 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
              Thu May 01 01:09:46 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
              Thu May 01 01:09:54 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.



              Back to work after baby– how do you know when you're ready?




              --
              Jaye Ellen

            • steve_03222
              Joe, Another possibility if the times all match is that the setting for daylight savings time is off. There is a setting for EDT on or off in the setup. I
              Message 6 of 15 , May 1, 2008
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                Joe,
                Another possibility if the times all match is that the setting for
                daylight savings time is off. There is a setting for EDT on or off
                in the setup. I don't get the signal and manually set my console.
                One time I just changed the time by 1 hour and all seemed fine
                except for what you mentioned. I found the EDT on or off and use
                that now to change the hour ahead or behind. I am not home right
                now, but as I write it is probably listed as DST on or off.
                Steve



                --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com, "Joseph R Vaughn"
                <jrvaughn@...> wrote:
                >
                > Both have the same time.
                >
                >
                >
                > Joe
                >
                >
                >
                > -----Original Message-----
                > From: wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com
                > [mailto:wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Jaye
                Ellen
                > Sent: Thursday, May 01, 2008 9:27 AM
                > To: wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com
                > Subject: Re: [wuhu_software_group] Corrupt data detected
                >
                >
                >
                > Hi ---
                >
                >
                >
                > It's been my experience that this sort of thing can happen if the
                Console
                > Clock and Computer Clock are more than a minute or so different...
                quirk of
                > the systems?
                >
                >
                >
                > Jaye Ellen
                >
                > On Thu, May 1, 2008 at 11:02 AM, Joseph R Vaughn
                <jrvaughn@vaughnent.
                > <mailto:jrvaughn@...> com> wrote:
                >
                > I have a WS-2308 and I get the same message but I have just been
                ignoring
                > it.
                >
                >
                >
                > Joe
                >
                >
                >
                > -----Original Message-----
                > From: wuhu_software_ <mailto:wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com>
                > group@yahoogroups.com [mailto:wuhu_software_
                > <mailto:wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com>
                group@yahoogroups.com] On
                > Behalf Of M. A.P
                > Sent: Thursday, May 01, 2008 8:57 AM
                > To: wuhu_software_ <mailto:wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com>
                > group@yahoogroups.com
                > Subject: RE: [wuhu_software_group] Corrupt data detected
                >
                >
                >
                >
                > I have a WS2316 (/w direct serial access) that regularly gets the
                following
                > error messages. Should I assume that the WS2316 is not responding
                to WUHU as
                > it is trying, at this time to obtain WWVB radio controlled time -
                It always
                > appears at around the same time but not every day.
                >
                > I don't see any curruption of the data.
                >
                >
                > Thu May 01 01:06:06 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
                console.
                > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
                > Thu May 01 01:06:15 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
                console.
                > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
                > Thu May 01 01:06:24 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
                console.
                > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
                > Thu May 01 01:06:33 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
                console.
                > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
                > Thu May 01 01:06:41 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
                console.
                > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
                > Thu May 01 01:06:50 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
                console.
                > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
                > Thu May 01 01:06:59 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
                console.
                > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
                > Thu May 01 01:06:59 2008 > Detected consecutive communications
                failures.
                > Attempting to recover by re-opening the port.
                > Thu May 01 01:07:09 2008 > Attempting to re-open port COM2.
                > Thu May 01 01:07:09 2008 > Port COM2 re-opened successfully,
                attempting to
                > resume communications.
                > Thu May 01 01:07:13 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
                console.
                > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
                > Thu May 01 01:07:22 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
                console.
                > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
                > Thu May 01 01:07:31 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
                console.
                > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
                > Thu May 01 01:07:40 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
                console.
                > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
                > Thu May 01 01:07:49 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
                console.
                > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
                > Thu May 01 01:07:58 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
                console.
                > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
                > Thu May 01 01:08:07 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
                console.
                > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
                > Thu May 01 01:08:07 2008 > Detected consecutive communications
                failures.
                > Attempting to recover by re-opening the port.
                > Thu May 01 01:08:17 2008 > Attempting to re-open port COM2.
                > Thu May 01 01:08:17 2008 > Port COM2 re-opened successfully,
                attempting to
                > resume communications.
                > Thu May 01 01:08:20 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
                console.
                > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
                > Thu May 01 01:08:29 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
                console.
                > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
                > Thu May 01 01:08:38 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
                console.
                > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
                > Thu May 01 01:08:47 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
                console.
                > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
                > Thu May 01 01:08:56 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
                console.
                > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
                > Thu May 01 01:09:05 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
                console.
                > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
                > Thu May 01 01:09:14 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
                console.
                > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
                > Thu May 01 01:09:14 2008 > Detected consecutive communications
                failures.
                > Attempting to recover by re-opening the port.
                > Thu May 01 01:09:24 2008 > Attempting to re-open port COM2.
                > Thu May 01 01:09:24 2008 > Port COM2 re-opened successfully,
                attempting to
                > resume communications.
                > Thu May 01 01:09:28 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
                console.
                > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
                > Thu May 01 01:09:37 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
                console.
                > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
                > Thu May 01 01:09:46 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
                console.
                > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
                > Thu May 01 01:09:54 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
                console.
                > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
                >
                >
                >
                > _____
                >
                > Back to work after baby- how do you know when you're ready?
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                >
                >
                >
                >
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                > Jaye Ellen
                >
              • Joseph R Vaughn
                I get the time signal from Colorado and Bill Gates has set my CPU on daylight savings. I don t think that the issue. Joe ... From:
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                  I get the time signal from Colorado and Bill Gates has set my CPU on daylight savings. I don’t think that the issue.

                   

                  Joe

                   

                  -----Original Message-----
                  From: wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com [mailto:wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of steve_03222
                  Sent: Thursday, May 01, 2008 1:40 PM
                  To: wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com
                  Subject: [wuhu_software_group] Re: Corrupt data detected

                   

                  Joe,
                  Another possibility if the times all match is that the setting for
                  daylight savings time is off. There is a setting for EDT on or off
                  in the setup. I don't get the signal and manually set my console.
                  One time I just changed the time by 1 hour and all seemed fine
                  except for what you mentioned. I found the EDT on or off and use
                  that now to change the hour ahead or behind. I am not home right
                  now, but as I write it is probably listed as DST on or off.
                  Steve

                  --- In wuhu_software_ group@yahoogroup s.com, "Joseph R Vaughn"
                  <jrvaughn@.. .> wrote:

                  >
                  > Both have the same time.
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  > Joe
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  > -----Original Message-----
                  > From: wuhu_software_ group@yahoogroup s.com
                  > [mailto:wuhu_software_ group@yahoogroup s.com]
                  On Behalf Of Jaye
                  Ellen
                  > Sent: Thursday, May 01, 2008 9:27 AM
                  > To: wuhu_software_ group@yahoogroup s.com
                  > Subject: Re: [wuhu_software_ group] Corrupt data detected
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  > Hi ---
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  > It's been my experience that this sort of thing can happen if the
                  Console
                  > Clock and Computer Clock are more than a minute or so different...
                  quirk of
                  > the systems?
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  > Jaye Ellen
                  >
                  > On Thu, May 1, 2008 at 11:02 AM, Joseph R Vaughn
                  <jrvaughn@vaughnent .
                  > <mailto:jrvaughn@ ...> com> wrote:
                  >
                  > I have a WS-2308 and I get the same message but I have just been
                  ignoring
                  > it.
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  > Joe
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  > -----Original Message-----
                  > From: wuhu_software_ <mailto:
                  href="mailto:wuhu_software_group%40yahoogroups.com">wuhu_software_ group@yahoogroup s.com>
                  > group@yahoogroups. com
                  [mailto:wuhu_ software_
                  > <mailto:wuhu_software_ group@yahoogroup s.com>
                  group@yahoogroups. com] On
                  > Behalf Of M. A.P
                  > Sent: Thursday, May 01, 2008 8:57 AM
                  > To: wuhu_software_ <mailto:
                  href="mailto:wuhu_software_group%40yahoogroups.com">wuhu_software_ group@yahoogroup s.com>
                  > group@yahoogroups. com
                  > Subject: RE: [wuhu_software_ group] Corrupt data detected
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  > I have a WS2316 (/w direct serial access) that regularly gets the
                  following
                  > error messages. Should I assume that the WS2316 is not responding
                  to WUHU as
                  > it is trying, at this time to obtain WWVB radio controlled time -
                  It always
                  > appears at around the same time but not every day.
                  >
                  > I don't see any curruption of the data.
                  >
                  >
                  > Thu May 01 01:06:06 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
                  console.
                  > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
                  > Thu May 01 01:06:15 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
                  console.
                  > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
                  > Thu May 01 01:06:24 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
                  console.
                  > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
                  > Thu May 01 01:06:33 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
                  console.
                  > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
                  > Thu May 01 01:06:41 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
                  console.
                  > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
                  > Thu May 01 01:06:50 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
                  console.
                  > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
                  > Thu May 01 01:06:59 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
                  console.
                  > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
                  > Thu May 01 01:06:59 2008 > Detected consecutive communications
                  failures.
                  > Attempting to recover by re-opening the port.
                  > Thu May 01 01:07:09 2008 > Attempting to re-open port COM2.
                  > Thu May 01 01:07:09 2008 > Port COM2 re-opened successfully,
                  attempting to
                  > resume communications.
                  > Thu May 01 01:07:13 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
                  console.
                  > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
                  > Thu May 01 01:07:22 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
                  console.
                  > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
                  > Thu May 01 01:07:31 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
                  console.
                  > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
                  > Thu May 01 01:07:40 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
                  console.
                  > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
                  > Thu May 01 01:07:49 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
                  console.
                  > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
                  > Thu May 01 01:07:58 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
                  console.
                  > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
                  > Thu May 01 01:08:07 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
                  console.
                  > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
                  > Thu May 01 01:08:07 2008 > Detected consecutive communications
                  failures.
                  > Attempting to recover by re-opening the port.
                  > Thu May 01 01:08:17 2008 > Attempting to re-open port COM2.
                  > Thu May 01 01:08:17 2008 > Port COM2 re-opened successfully,
                  attempting to
                  > resume communications.
                  > Thu May 01 01:08:20 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
                  console.
                  > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
                  > Thu May 01 01:08:29 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
                  console.
                  > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
                  > Thu May 01 01:08:38 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
                  console.
                  > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
                  > Thu May 01 01:08:47 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
                  console.
                  > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
                  > Thu May 01 01:08:56 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
                  console.
                  > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
                  > Thu May 01 01:09:05 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
                  console.
                  > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
                  > Thu May 01 01:09:14 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
                  console.
                  > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
                  > Thu May 01 01:09:14 2008 > Detected consecutive communications
                  failures.
                  > Attempting to recover by re-opening the port.
                  > Thu May 01 01:09:24 2008 > Attempting to re-open port COM2.
                  > Thu May 01 01:09:24 2008 > Port COM2 re-opened successfully,
                  attempting to
                  > resume communications.
                  > Thu May 01 01:09:28 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
                  console.
                  > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
                  > Thu May 01 01:09:37 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
                  console.
                  > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
                  > Thu May 01 01:09:46 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
                  console.
                  > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
                  > Thu May 01 01:09:54 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
                  console.
                  > Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  > _____
                  >
                  > Back to work after baby- how do you know when you're ready?
                  > <
                  href="http://lifestyle.msn.com/familyandparenting/articleNW.aspx?cp-">http://lifestyle. msn.com/familyan dparenting/ articleNW. aspx?cp-
                  documentid=57
                  > 97498&ocid=T067MSN4 0A0701A>
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  > --
                  > Jaye Ellen
                  >

                • Rick
                  Thats your atomic clock trying to update I believe. If your Clock and the console are off my more than 30 secs you will get those errors. RICK KOHWAPAK1
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                    Thats your atomic clock trying to update I believe. If your Clock and
                    the console are off my more than 30 secs you will get those errors.

                    RICK
                    KOHWAPAK1

                    http://www.wapakweather.com/


                    --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com, "M. A.P" <m_a_p@...> wrote:
                    >
                    >
                    > I have a WS2316 (/w direct serial access) that regularly gets the
                    following error messages. Should I assume that the WS2316 is not
                    responding to WUHU as it is trying, at this time to obtain WWVB radio
                    controlled time - It always appears at around the same time but not
                    every day.
                    >
                    > I don't see any curruption of the data.
                    >
                    >
                    > Thu May 01 01:06:06 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from
                    console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.Thu May 01 01:06:15
                    2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible
                    invalid/corrupt data detected.Thu May 01 01:06:24 2008 > Failed to
                    retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data
                    detected.Thu May 01 01:06:33 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data
                    from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.Thu May 01
                    01:06:41 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible
                    invalid/corrupt data detected.Thu May 01 01:06:50 2008 > Failed to
                    retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data
                    detected.Thu May 01 01:06:59 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data
                    from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.Thu May 01
                    01:06:59 2008 > Detected consecutive communications failures.
                    Attempting to recover by re-opening the port.Thu May 01 01:07:09 2008
                    > Attempting to re-open port COM2.Thu May 01 01:07:09 2008 > Port COM2
                    re-opened successfully, attempting to resume communications.Thu May 01
                    01:07:13 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible
                    invalid/corrupt data detected.Thu May 01 01:07:22 2008 > Failed to
                    retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data
                    detected.Thu May 01 01:07:31 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data
                    from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.Thu May 01
                    01:07:40 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible
                    invalid/corrupt data detected.Thu May 01 01:07:49 2008 > Failed to
                    retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data
                    detected.Thu May 01 01:07:58 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data
                    from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.Thu May 01
                    01:08:07 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible
                    invalid/corrupt data detected.Thu May 01 01:08:07 2008 > Detected
                    consecutive communications failures. Attempting to recover by
                    re-opening the port.Thu May 01 01:08:17 2008 > Attempting to re-open
                    port COM2.Thu May 01 01:08:17 2008 > Port COM2 re-opened successfully,
                    attempting to resume communications.Thu May 01 01:08:20 2008 > Failed
                    to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data
                    detected.Thu May 01 01:08:29 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data
                    from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.Thu May 01
                    01:08:38 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible
                    invalid/corrupt data detected.Thu May 01 01:08:47 2008 > Failed to
                    retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data
                    detected.Thu May 01 01:08:56 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data
                    from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.Thu May 01
                    01:09:05 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible
                    invalid/corrupt data detected.Thu May 01 01:09:14 2008 > Failed to
                    retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data
                    detected.Thu May 01 01:09:14 2008 > Detected consecutive
                    communications failures. Attempting to recover by re-opening the
                    port.Thu May 01 01:09:24 2008 > Attempting to re-open port COM2.Thu
                    May 01 01:09:24 2008 > Port COM2 re-opened successfully, attempting to
                    resume communications.Thu May 01 01:09:28 2008 > Failed to retrieve
                    weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.Thu
                    May 01 01:09:37 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather data from console.
                    Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.Thu May 01 01:09:46 2008 >
                    Failed to retrieve weather data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt
                    data detected.Thu May 01 01:09:54 2008 > Failed to retrieve weather
                    data from console. Possible invalid/corrupt data detected.
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                  • jdonovanwv5
                    The ID on the tygon tubing is about 5/16 , just a hair over the 1/4 on the LaCrosse cover -- also the same length. I have the tubing set down low enough
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                      The ID on the tygon tubing is about 5/16", just a hair over the 1/4"
                      on the LaCrosse cover -- also the same length. I have the tubing set
                      down low enough (just about 2 mm over the pivot crest) that I believe
                      not, the shield on the board is a good 3/4" higher, but will check
                      after a good intense rain for inside moisture. Of course it carries
                      twice the flow of water in an equivalent storm compared to the
                      original. Splashing would not only endanger the board (shorting
                      across the power lead) but also lose water, so I'll keep an eye on
                      comparison to nearby stations. We had a couple of inches both this
                      week and last, and so far, it looks to be consistent. I also have a
                      calibration bottle that leaks out slowly, and it checks. But for
                      splashing, it is how it handles intense rain that counts.

                      I am not sure I have enough drain holes in the base, but I'll see
                      what it looks like in there and if needed can pop more drain
                      holes.....The bottom of the can is not a watertight fit either no
                      hopefully it will stay dry in there.

                      Just out of curiosity, do you know of anyone who sells reeds switches
                      of this type?

                      Joe


                      --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com,
                      "wuhu_software" <wuhu_software@...> wrote:
                      >
                      >
                      > Joe,
                      >
                      > Nice job on the bucket.
                      >
                      > I did have one question, at the end of the funnel, is the water
                      > stream isolated so it does not spray water on to the circuit board?
                      >
                      > Thanks for sharing.
                      >
                      >
                      >
                    • Rich Brunnworth
                      DigiKey sells all kinds of reed switches. Rich ... -- Rich
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                        DigiKey sells all kinds of reed switches.

                        Rich

                        jdonovanwv5 wrote:
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        > Just out of curiosity, do you know of anyone who sells reeds switches
                        > of this type?
                        >

                        >
                        >

                        --
                        Rich
                      • jdonovanwv5
                        Thanks Rich! I appreciate the information! But I know very little about how reed switches are classified/measured. How do you read what a specific reed
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                          Thanks Rich! I appreciate the information! But I know very little
                          about how reed switches are classified/measured. How do you read
                          what a specific reed switch is, and what do the parameters/
                          classifications mean?? there seem to be a zillion different models
                          out there. I understand resistance and capacitance, but what is
                          reedswitchance?

                          Thanks in advance.......

                          --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com, Rich Brunnworth
                          <ibbrunnie@...> wrote:
                          >
                          > DigiKey sells all kinds of reed switches.
                          >
                          > Rich
                          >
                          > jdonovanwv5 wrote:
                          > >
                          > >
                          > >
                          > > Just out of curiosity, do you know of anyone who sells reeds
                          switches
                          > > of this type?
                          > >
                          >
                          > >
                          >
                        • Rich Brunnworth
                          When I was chasing a switch, I first measured the dimensions of it, then I looked at how much magnetism it tool to activate. Basically you are looking for a
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                            When I was chasing a switch, I first measured the dimensions of it, then
                            I looked at how much magnetism it tool to activate.

                            Basically you are looking for a switch like the Coto RI-02A, Digikey
                            part number 306-1170NO. This switch is on page 1835 catalog T072.

                            Rich

                            jdonovanwv5 wrote:
                            >
                            > Thanks Rich! I appreciate the information! But I know very little
                            > about how reed switches are classified/measured. How do you read
                            > what a specific reed switch is, and what do the parameters/
                            > classifications mean?? there seem to be a zillion different models
                            > out there. I understand resistance and capacitance, but what is
                            > reedswitchance?
                            >



                            >

                            --
                            Rich
                          • Jon Golubiewski
                            Newark.com and Mouser.com are two other electronics supply houses. Sometimes the minimum shipping will kill ya,
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                              Newark.com and Mouser.com are two other electronics supply houses.  Sometimes the minimum shipping will kill ya, so it's cheaper to try to find something local.

                              I just had to replace the reed switch in my rain bucket.  I went to Radio Shack, but couldn't find a reed switch.  They did have reed relay switches, so I grabbed one of those for $2-3 to see if I could make it work.  It worked just fine.  The reed switch relay is a reed switch with a coil to actuate the reed relay.  I didn't need the coil to actuate the relay, but I used the magnet on the tipping bucket instead and it worked fine.  I just used the contacts for the switch (as printed on the back of the package) and didn't use the contacts for the coil.  Bottom line is that if you can't find a reed switch, a reed relay switch will probably work just as well. 

                              I had also looked at using the magnetic switches used in alarm components.  However, they were generally normally closed (we need normally open or N.O.) and required a larger magnet.

                              Failsafe - go with what Rich recommended. 

                              Jon G.

                              On Fri, May 2, 2008 at 10:58 PM, Rich Brunnworth <ibbrunnie@...> wrote:

                              When I was chasing a switch, I first measured the dimensions of it, then
                              I looked at how much magnetism it tool to activate.

                              Basically you are looking for a switch like the Coto RI-02A, Digikey
                              part number 306-1170NO. This switch is on page 1835 catalog T072.

                              Rich



                              jdonovanwv5 wrote:
                              >
                              > Thanks Rich! I appreciate the information! But I know very little
                              > about how reed switches are classified/measured. How do you read
                              > what a specific reed switch is, and what do the parameters/
                              > classifications mean?? there seem to be a zillion different models
                              > out there. I understand resistance and capacitance, but what is
                              > reedswitchance?
                              >

                              >

                              --
                              Rich


                            • jdonovanwv5
                              Thanks guys for sharing you experience! That s really helpful Joe ... Radio ... switches, ... It ... coil to ... relay, but I ... I just ... package) and ...
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                                Thanks guys for sharing you experience! That's really helpful

                                Joe


                                --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com, "Jon
                                Golubiewski" <NH4x4Jeep@...> wrote:
                                >
                                > Newark.com <http://www.Newark.com> and Mouser.com
                                > <http://www.Mouser.com>are two other electronics supply houses.
                                > Sometimes the minimum shipping
                                > will kill ya, so it's cheaper to try to find something local.
                                >
                                > I just had to replace the reed switch in my rain bucket. I went to
                                Radio
                                > Shack, but couldn't find a reed switch. They did have reed relay
                                switches,
                                > so I grabbed one of those for $2-3 to see if I could make it work.
                                It
                                > worked just fine. The reed switch relay is a reed switch with a
                                coil to
                                > actuate the reed relay. I didn't need the coil to actuate the
                                relay, but I
                                > used the magnet on the tipping bucket instead and it worked fine.
                                I just
                                > used the contacts for the switch (as printed on the back of the
                                package) and
                                > didn't use the contacts for the coil. Bottom line is that if you
                                can't find
                                > a reed switch, a reed relay switch will probably work just as well.
                                >
                                > I had also looked at using the magnetic switches used in alarm
                                components.
                                > However, they were generally normally closed (we need normally open
                                or N.O.)
                                > and required a larger magnet.
                                >
                                > Failsafe - go with what Rich recommended.
                                >
                                > Jon G.
                                >
                                > On Fri, May 2, 2008 at 10:58 PM, Rich Brunnworth <ibbrunnie@...>
                                > wrote:
                                >
                                > > When I was chasing a switch, I first measured the dimensions of
                                it, then
                                > >
                                > > I looked at how much magnetism it tool to activate.
                                > >
                                > > Basically you are looking for a switch like the Coto RI-02A,
                                Digikey
                                > > part number 306-1170NO. This switch is on page 1835 catalog T072.
                                > >
                                > > Rich
                                > >
                                > >
                                > > jdonovanwv5 wrote:
                                > > >
                                > > > Thanks Rich! I appreciate the information! But I know very
                                little
                                > > > about how reed switches are classified/measured. How do you read
                                > > > what a specific reed switch is, and what do the parameters/
                                > > > classifications mean?? there seem to be a zillion different
                                models
                                > > > out there. I understand resistance and capacitance, but what is
                                > > > reedswitchance?
                                > > >
                                > >
                                > > >
                                > >
                                > > --
                                > > Rich
                                > >
                                > >
                                > >
                                >
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